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Ratdog Live at 4th & B on 2003-02-08

by Ratdog

Topics Live concert


I: Jam > Feel Like a Stranger > Queen Jane Approximately > Easy Answers > Mission in the Rain > Walkin Blues > Loser, Big Boss Man > Feel Like a Stranger Jam > Eyes of the World

II: Blackbird > Friend of the Devil > Black-Throated Wind > Help on the Way > Slipknot! > Jam > Born Cross-Eyed > She Says > Two Djinn > Corrina > Slipknot! > Franklin's Tower

E: One More Saturday Night


Collection Ratdog
Band/Artist Ratdog
Date February 8, 2003
Venue 4th & B
Location San Diego, CA

Source SBD > DAT > CDR > WAV > SHN
Taped by
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Notes

Only "Born Cross-Eyed"

Reviews

Reviewer: GuinnessGoon - - February 6, 2013
Subject: Great 'Dog show
This is the point where Ratdog gets really good and beyond as Ratdog's peak was 03-08.
I love the jazziness of the jams that Ratdog does and thats what makes me such a fan.
Barraco does a nice job on bass here until Sylvester steps into that role.
I've been missing the Dog lately so hopefully Bobby will get bored of playing with some nerd singing in a fake ass Jerry voice and will get back on the road with Ratdog and leave Furthur for good.
A top notch EYES!!
Reviewer: cumberlanddew - - June 8, 2007
Subject: :-D
BORN CROSSEYED?!?!
Reviewer: hippieman556 - - May 25, 2005
Subject: good show
this show puts me in the mood it is really good stuff
Reviewer: jboyaquar - - May 23, 2005
Subject: Awkward Jazzish Adult Contemporary Dead With...
Some moments of boogeying, and a few keen power- climactic moments of hysteria.

Attending a Ratdog show is always a great time because of the collective...the great unified spirit. However, on tape, the easy-going, juke-bar band roots stifle my own vivacity. (There's little spite/anger in this "Big Boss Man") Furthermore, although the band is proudly loose with their adaptations, there's little of the reckless, let it bleed attitude that epitomized the finest of Dead shows, and even exists within Phil Lesh & Friends.

That's not to say that those looking for a pleasant concert to listen to won't enjoy this show. It's a pretty good one.
'Stranger' comes together quite nicely, almost intense... "Eyes" is lovely hammock music... "Friend"'s wary-resigned folky origins are enhanced by the nice plucking. "BT Wind" nicely coalesces -tho I would like to hear more Hornsby like piano.

The 2nd half of the 2nd set really didn't do 'it' for me. "Help" sounded blah. There was too much busyness in "Corrina" for me to slinkily dance to. "Franklin's" was like Jimmy Buffet-Dead, too chill... Finally, (ironically enough) the arrangement to 'Saturday Night' is far too controlled to go crazy, (despite the proper amount of noise and mood.)

Not a bad show... just nothing ear-splitting or life-altering... Sound quality worked for me.

J
Reviewer: clamon - - April 24, 2005
Subject: ROCKIN' THE NIGHT AWAY
Great band, all very talented musicians, playing a great set.Sound quality outstanding too. Don't hesitate to get this one if you love great music... and don't miss chance to catch these guys on their current tour(2005). Tourdates posted on the linked bandsite webpage.Anyone know where( or why) the Ratdog name originated??? Wish they would put out a DVD for those of us unable to catch the real thing live
Reviewer: mcrichiemac2 - - February 22, 2005
Subject: Rob Barraco on BASS!
After watching the "Lounge Lizards" evolve into the ever-popular "Ratboy", this show was musically staggering. There was energy on stage! Note the lack of "Bass Solo". It made the customary beer run non-existant. I felt as if I had been knocked in the cranium with a club. Finally a Ratdog show worthy of listening to after its occurance. Word.
Reviewer: mcrichiemac2 - - February 22, 2005
Subject: Rob Barraco on BASS!
After watching the "Lounge Lizards" evolve into the ever-popular "Ratboy", this show was musically staggering. There was energy on stage! Note the lack of "Bass Solo". It made the customary beer run non-existant. I felt as if I had been knocked in the cranium with a club. Finally a Ratdog show worthy of listening to after its occurance. Word.
Reviewer: mcrichiemac2 - - February 22, 2005
Subject: Rob Barraco on BASS!
After watching the "Lounge Lizards" evolve into the ever-popular "Ratboy", this show was musically staggering. There was energy on stage! Note the lack of "Bass Solo". It made the customary beer run non-existant. I felt as if I had been knocked in the cranium with a club. Finally a Ratdog show worthy of listening to after its occurance. Word.
Reviewer: mcrichiemac2 - - February 22, 2005
Subject: Rob Barraco on BASS!
After watching the "Lounge Lizards" evolve into the ever-popular "Ratboy", this show was musically staggering. There was energy on stage! Note the lack of "Bass Solo". It made the customary beer run non-existant. I felt as if I had been knocked in the cranium with a club. Finally a Ratdog show worthy of listening to after its occurance. Word.
Reviewer: Polka - - February 7, 2005
Subject: Excellent
The sound, like most RD shows, is top quality.

As for the show, the Help thru Franklin's is supreme. Bob Weir obviously illicits some of the most heated arguments in Deadland, but this show and really, this whole tour should lay alot of that to rest. A real tight band, and Bob's singing has mellowed fine with the years.

Show: A-
Sound: A
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